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“Inside Out” creators talk about the latest Pixar animation

Disney Pixar fans will have plenty to look forward to in the summer since the creators of “Up” will have their latest film slated for a nationwide release on June 19th. “Inside Out” tells the story of a little girl’s ...

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‘The Age of Adaline’ might be Blake Lively’s stepping stone

Blake Lively has given us a promising glimpse into the actress’s future without having to resort to any “Gossip Girl,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” references or the latest and most low-brow – “she’s Ryan Reynold’s wife” – to distinguish ...

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ takes flight

On tour since 2002, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” made its way to Fresno on Wednesday for its first of seven performances at the Save Mart Center. Since 1984, the internationally-famed Canadian entertainment group has been touring the world with performances ...

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Director talks new comedy ‘Fresno’

New film “Fresno” is a comedy that revolves around a co-dependent sister relationship, one a sex addict and the other a lonely lesbian, who work in Fresno as hotel maids. After accidently killing one of the guests, the sisters Martha ...

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What to Watch Wednesday

“Broadchurch” (BBC America) 7 p.m. The recently renewed British crime drama stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) and Olivia Colman (“The Iron Lady”) as detectives solving a shocking murder that took place in a seemingly quaint seaside town. The show’s success ...

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What to Watch Wednesday

“The Voice” 8 p.m. (NBC) Season 8 returned with original judge Christina Aguilera back in one of the red chairs after a two season absence. The blind auditions will conclude on Monday, but tonight’s episode is a two-hour special featuring ...

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2015 Rogue Festival Fires Up Creativity

The 14th annual festival features independent artists performing a variety of performing arts including theater, dance, music, art, film and comedy. This year’s festival will have around 68 acts performing about 300 shows in 10 venues over ten days. Rogue ...

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Q&A with Kevin Costner and Jim White of ‘McFarland, USA’

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Costner stars in the upcoming film, “McFarland, USA” based on the 1987 state champion cross country team from the Central Valley high school. Costner portrays the real-life coach, Jim White, who helped the team – made up ...

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What to Watch Wednesday: The top picks for tonight’s primetime television

 (yes, actual live TV) “blackish” (ABC) 9 p.m. Executive producer and star Anthony Anderson’ s hit comedy provides the right amount of laughs and satirical moments with its take on what it’s like for a successful black man and his ...

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Watch to Watch Wednesday

The top picks for tonight’s primetime television (yes, actual live TV) “Earth: A New Wild” (PBS) 9 p.m. PBS’ nature docu-series gives viewers a chance to see “humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife.” Tonight’s episode focuses on various plains across ...

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Best of Sundance: Five films to see

The annual film festival, one of the largest in the United States is known for showcasing plenty of independent films for studios and producers to fight over in bidding wars, but it’s also known for providing movie lovers a hint ...

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What to Watch Wednesday

The top picks for tonight’s primetime television (yes, actual live TV) “American Idol” (FOX)  8 p.m. Auditions continue for the show’s 14th season, and those who have watched from the beginning know that the auditions are usually more entertaining than ...

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Kernels of [Pop] Culture

Remake nabs its “Ghostbusters” The all-female lead cast is set to bring the classic ‘80s comedy back on screen with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Director Paul Feig will join forces again with funny ...

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The 87th Academy Awards nominations and predictions

Best Picture “Selma” “American Sniper” “The Imitation Game” “Whiplash” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “The Theory of Everything” Prediction: “Boyhood” Best Actor Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch ...

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New on Netflix: What to watch for December

With winter break coming soon, what is one to do when faced with the onslaught of familial gatherings and inevitable boredom? Netflix is always a good choice during the winter to catch up on your favorite shows or see a ...

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Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Journey ‘Into the Woods’

Two of Hollywood’s rising stars sat down for a college conference Q&A to talk a little more in-depth about their parts in the upcoming Disney film. The film is an adaptation of the original Broadway musical that ran in 1987 ...

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Movie review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ Jennifer Lawrence takes flight

The “Girl on Fire” is back and is equal parts badass and tarnished symbol of the Panem rebellion. Unless you have read Suzanne Collins’ “ The Hunger Games” trilogy or have recently binge-watched the previous two films of the dystopian ...

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Local Halloween festivities to die for

With many options to spend your Halloween with friends or family, here are some ways you can do so around town: ‘A Very Offal Supper’ Start your night off with a grisly-themed dinner hosted by Peeve’s Public House from 5:30 ...

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